CONTENTS; Preface; List of Contributors; List of Abbreviations; DEBATES AND CONTEXTS; Introduction: Themes and Literature; J . Cairns and P J du Plessis; 1 Law and Society; A Watson; LAW AND EMPIRE; 2 Legal Pluralism and the Roman Empires; K Tuori; 3 Diplomatics, Law and Romanization in the Documents from the Judaean Desert; E A Meyer; LAW CODES AND CODIFICATION; 4 Roman Law Codes and the Roman Legal Tradition; J Harries; 5 Diocletian and the Efficacy of Public Law; R Rees; DEATH, ECONOMICS AND SUCCESSION; 6 The Dutiful Legatee: Pliny, Letters V.1; A D E Lewis; 7 The Hereditability of Locatio Conductio; P J du Plessis; COMMERCE AND LAW; 8 Dealing with the Abyss: the Nature and Purpose of the Rhodian Sea-Law on Jettison (Lex Rhodia de Iactu, D 14.2) and the Making of Justinian's Digest; J-J Aubert; 9 Suing the Paterfamilias: Theory and Practice; D Johnston; PROCEDURE;; 10 Lawsuits in Context; E Metzger; 11 The Role of Delators; O F Robinson; Index.
John Cairns is Professor of Legal History at the University of Edinburgh. His main area of interest is the relationship between the legal profession, legal practice and legal theory in the eighteenth century, with a special emphasis on legal education. He is currently researching slavery and the law in eighteenth-century Scotland and completing a book on the general history of Scots law. Paul du Plessis is lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include the historical development of the civilian tradition in mixed jurisdictions, the relationship between law and history as well as between law and society in a historical context. He has published on the law of letting and hiring in Roman law and the European ius commune.